This genre of games has been dominant in the last few years. It all started in 2017 when PUBG and Fortnite were released. Now we have a lot of Battle Royale games in the market, and it looks like the new releases are not slowing down.
Battle Royale type of games have been in the center of attention for quite a while now, and they seem to be dominant on the market. This year even with everything that has happened during it, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down the new releases. This year alone, we have gotten Call of Duty: Warzone, Hyper Scape, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, and many more are on the way.
Even though you might think that all of these games are the same, the slight differences that they have, make them stand out from each other. With some being similar to real life and some being far from it. In the end, they all have the same philosophy, so they also are a lot like their competitors.
PC, Console, and Mobile
The rise of Battle Royale games hasn’t been only on PC and Consoles, the mobile side of the market has been booming and in some cases has surpassed the PC/Console versions of the game. Some companies have also followed different strategies on these platforms. For example, PUBG has a price point of 30$ while the mobile version is free, and this strategy has worked well for Tencent. In comparison, others have chosen to be free on all platforms like Fortnite.
Together with the rise of these games came the rise of copycats, so many game developers saw the opportunity and took it. And they have made significant profits because of it. This has been more noticeable on the mobile side of the market. The rise of these types of games was also a big part of why these companies even decided on making a mobile version of the game.
Nowadays, it’s becoming the norm for every company to have its own Battle Royale. Some are just adapting them to their ongoing franchises, for example, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive released Danger Zone on their games, they made significant changes to the usual Battle Royale we are used to and adapted it, so it looks similar to their franchise. Call of Duty has also jumped on the hype train. At first, they released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 | Blackout, and this year they released Call of Duty: Warzone, with the ladder being free to play. Another company that is doing something similar is Ubisoft. They are releasing Hyper Scape, which has taken inspiration from their own Rainbow 6 Siege.
As we can see, the hype for Battle Royale games it’s not at an all-time high, but it’s still there, and with more big players jumping on the genre, the harder it will be for it to die out. I love playing these types of games, and I don’t see myself dropping the genre anytime soon. And to back this up, we can see the numbers that these games pull on streaming platforms like Twitch. So the future is still unclear, but these types of games still have a few good years ahead of them.